My little baby Ryan Cathleen transformed into a little girl.
Josh is less than two rotations away from finishing his fourth year. We anxiously await residency placements and life after medical school. It's hard to imagine life without school, although life without tuition payments sure sounds great.
My absence here is due to many things, most of which I have no intention of sharing. It's easy in the age of social media to assume that everyone's life is perfect. After all, we blog about, tweet about, Facebook about, and Instagram about all the picture perfect moments in our lives. We have gotten pretty darn good (myself included) at making our lives, families, careers, children, homes, etc. look idyllic online. And perhaps, your life is. But chances are, each and every person is fighting a battle that nobody else knows about (no matter what their Facebook says). What I will say is this.
Marriage is HARD.
Medical School is HARD.
Motherhood is HARD.
Life is hard. If you don't think so, well I guess maybe you're lucky. Or perhaps you haven't faced a storm in your life. But more than likely you will, someday. And it will probably come when you least expect it. God never promised that we wouldn't have to fight battles or that we wouldn't face difficult times. In fact, I think He uses the challenges in our lives to draw us closer to Him. Our faith is strengthened during the struggles of life.
I hope to post a little more frequently than every six months from here on out. I can't promise that each post will be picture perfect (although my child is pretty perfect) :), because life just isn't. But it will be real.